Id co-founder John Romero says goodbye to consoles.

What I didn’t foresee in 2005 was the rise of the post-PC, which are all these tablets now. These are the things that actually will probably be the end of the consoles.

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Izowiuz2211d ago

No Daikatana port for x360/ps3? ;(

Revvin2211d ago

Daikatana will be released on consoles, they are working on it now so it should see release for the XBOX 15840 and the PS44

Akuma-2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

The sun will be up tomorrow

mokopa2211d ago

Daikatana was actually my first game. Damn Mishima finally got his end with the mighty katana. Oh, still remember the two dum crocodiles and corridor fights. If the mighty John Romero remade Daikatana, I wud gladly buy it first day. Take that to the bank player haters!!!!!

pixelsword2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Romero did something on consoles?

yeahokchief2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

A long fucking time ago. This guy is a fucking dinosaur without a clue.

First off, the video in the article is completely ridiculous. People playing gamer's games are not going to be wasting tons of time on facebook being social. They're going to be playing gamer's games... His entire target audience is makebelieve.

Jesus.Look at how phony those actors are. People like that just do not exist. I look forward to hearing about this guy's company flopping. So long as I never have to see this fat, old hippie again.

BoneIdle2211d ago

My tablet gets less use than my Wii. They are a passing fad and are useless for gaming.

dcbronco2211d ago

Tablets and cars are a fad.

Felinox2210d ago

I see the potential if a tablet was able to link up to a larger tv and controllers it would be viable portable. This is what the wiiu should be. Cost would be way more though.

atticus142210d ago

Im not sure as i think tablets could very well be the next mainstream craze like consoles are now, it'll still take another 10 years/console cycle though and soon people may look at console gaming in the same was console gamers look at PC gamers now.

Also you can easily hook up tablets to a TV (this happened nearly as soon as android tablets came out, just not all of them had it) and use any type of bluetooth input, you can even use the ps3 controller with an app. For an example you can get a N64 emulator hook up your controller and play it on your big screen via hdmi out... makes for a handy portable game console or Mario Kart 64 machine in my case.

Tablets/phones are already approaching current gen console graphics and are due to get more powerful really soon due to the new A15 chips.

In 10 more years or way less the argument of "good enough" will definitely apply to tablets much in the same way console gamers justify their "lower quality" graphics vs high end PC.

I also think console will hit that level next gen...native 1080p with good frames and going to be incredibly competitive with a current mid-High end PC. PCs will have to exploit other advantages like eyefinity, they could also move to 1400p but that takes a 400+ graphics card to truly enjoy which is not accessible to many.

Bobby Kotex2211d ago

Are you John Romero's bitch?

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Titanz2211d ago

Blame it on the rain, indeed. :(

F7U122211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

that.. was... so.. cheesy. X)

GamingPerson2211d ago

I swear if Apple made a console it would be a scary year.

dazzrazz2211d ago

Scary how, because price would be like $800 ?

MiamiACR212211d ago

I purchased an apple sticker for 60 dollars and slapped it on my Xbox 360; I'm selling the console for no less than a thousand dollars. Any takers?

Gamer19822211d ago

And only available on contract

guitarded772211d ago

$800 and they'd come out with a new console every 1 - 2 years.

Dazel2211d ago

But at least it would be milled out a solid piece of aluminium and never over heat like the 360 lol

sikbeta2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Scary to live in a world where people actually buy that POS @ a higher price and then read articles about [email protected] selling their kidneys to purchase those products


dcbronco2211d ago

dazzrazz, all phones are overpriced. Not just iPhones. Gaming is different from phones business. Apple knows better than to price a console at $800. Unless it is far more than a console. If it is just another media center gaming console it'll be no more than $400 like the rest.

atticus142210d ago

It wouldn't be more expensive then their tablets. And potentially "subsidized" by their itunes. They'll gladly sell you moderately priced hardware since they make money off every purchase in itunes...which your locked into.

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SPAM-FRITTER-1232211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

i totally agree. Apple's brand is massive and would ruin other competition. especially when they would probably throw a console in for a line rental option of an Iphone.

@3GenGames....your LOL was a nervous LOL. your scared because you know Apple would dominate your console of choice.

@dazzrazz i doubt it. i think it would be a serious price war. mind when the PS3 came out and you bought it with a few games it was around $800.

P.S i hate Apple so don't say i am a FanBoy. i just know what Apple are capable of.

Fez2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

I don't think an Apple console would ruin the competition. It probably wouldn't be the most powerful of the bunch, would almost certainly be very expensive and would have no exclusive characters and game franchises for a while.

They'd have a lot of catching up to do... possible but I couldn't see it destroying the competition with it's first console anyway. Microsoft were wise releasing the Xbox when they did since there were only two competitors and they could come out with a powerful console with good online. Plus Microsoft had been making PC games years before so already had they're foot in the gaming door.

I think you're overestimating Apple's power.

Snookies122211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

I agree with Fez, while Apple is a HUGE brand and anyone with money will see that and go. "It's obviously going to be the best because it's 600+ dollars" they simply wouldn't have much ground to stand on with the console community without core games that people know.

Don't get me wrong, Apple makes nice things which are aesthetically pleasing, but people are really just paying an extra 100-200 dollars for the LOOK of it more than anything else.

In time they might be able to catch up, but that would take a while. Bottom line being, it would look really sexy, be pretty powerful, but have no serious console gamers going over to it because of the lack of franchises which I'm sure most bought their system of choice for.

snipes1012211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

After looking at how Apple handles iTunes (e.g. taking a lot out of each purchase for themselves and turning off artists to the service) and seeing as how Activision is hated for their iron fist publishing model, I doubt any developer would ever want to hop on board with anything that is Apple-related.

Essentially, given how console games don't really face piracy issues as much as music does, developers don't need these guys to stay afloat like record labels do. We've gotten along fine without them so far and that isn't about to change. Gamers hate people like Apple.

Also, if I hear one more person in the gaming industry try to sound smart (especially someone as border-line irrelevant to the industry as John Romero) by talking about the death of consoles, especially in the place of the mini-game bullshit that's on mobile devices...Im gonna scream. Dude hasn't done much in the last decade except get divorced.

slayorofgods2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

If you like Angry birds. Because that is about the only game you will have on a Apple console. And let's face it Angry birds isn't really a game, it is more a casual time killer in between waiting for face book replies for casual people.

Gaming and Apple just don't mix. MS already beats them hands down in that department as far as computers go (do you know very many gamers that have mac rigs?) and MS also has a head start in the console market as well.

andibandit2210d ago (Edited 2210d ago )


you're looking at this the wrong way. First apples device would sell like mad, because people always identify apple as quality and design.
Secondly after apple has sold x hundred million devices, developers will start to thinkm "hmmmm large user base = $$$$", and start to leave MS/Ninty, for apple. I left out sony, cause otherwise i will just get a ton of fanboy disagrees.

just look at the Ipod a point in time you couldnt buy a bottle of coca cola, without it having an Ipod Dock. Im exaggerating of course, but it illustrates the way that EVERYONE wanted in on the APPLE wave.

humbleopinion2210d ago

There were 3 consoles when MS introduced the Xbox: Sega was still in the game back then. Just saying...

atticus142210d ago

I dont think hes overestimating it at all. The media gets behind apple and the hype train never stops. I think people here and other gamer centric forums lose sight of the bigger picture when surrounded with like minded people and all of a sudden the vocal minority seems like the majority.

You can bet your ass if Apple enters the console market MS and Sony are going to see profits slashed... It just a matter of how much profit are they willing to lose and still fight the console war?

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raytraceme2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

I would to. Subpar specs with superhype marketing = fu to hardcore gamers. Macs for example are far too overpriced for their hardware. What makes you think that apple won't do the same with consoles? Apple never was a company who put a lot of power into their hardware. And you know for gaming you NEED raw power in hardware.

Also what I hate about iSheep is that I see people who play games nonstop on their macs and when I say why didn't you just get an alienware they say "oh im happy with my macbook"...hmm smh

also apple is the most anti american company in america ;) Most jobs are overseas, they put most of their cash overseas so they don't have to pay taxes, offer subpar products in which they make over 30% profit from and they underpay their employees. FU APPLE!!!

Reborn2211d ago

Many companies do it. It's just Apple, being who they are, have attracted the most attention for it.

artdafoo2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Wake up numbnuts, 99% of Phones, TVs, PCs, stereos, you name it, some of them by the very same Foxxcon company. Hell alot of clothes and shoes are made the same way ! You want to stop ? You cant. Do some research first instead of running your mouth.

raytraceme2211d ago

HP: plans to cut 27000 jobs.

Sony: Cuts 10000 jobs.

RIM (blackberry): plans to cut 2000 jobs.

Nokia: Plans to cut 4000 jobs.

Apple is the sole reason these people are losing their jobs and Apple is definitely not going to hire them. Apple is getting too big and the gov't needs to break apple into 2 separate entities.

Also the people at apple are a bunch of whiners and patent trolls. Any comments on that artdafoo. btw you are a dafoo (iDIOT).

The apple portion of foxconn are pressured more than any other portion of foxconn. Why do you think there are only reports of suicide at apple's foxconn?

Apple sucks PERIOD!

Jormungandr2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Never happen. Why?

Cause Apple could never exert enough control over 3rd party software and hardware to satisfy themselves.

Apple has always been fiercely anti-competition. They engineer their computers with special chips to prevent 3rd party replacement parts from working. They build their laptops with proprietary ports and plugs that require you to buy special adapters or use only Apple accessories... even though the plugs are electronically identical to existing standards. They build some of their iPods with yet more chips that downgrade functionality when you don't use Apple headphones.

Take every bad business practice Microsoft has ever been accused of... and know that Apple is actually guilty of it.

The console market is dominated by aftermarket hardware and software. Apple would end up alienating game developers with their constant attempts to control the creation of games for their system or they would alienate gamers by driving the cost of aftermarket hardware up (by enforcing licensing fees and making third party hardware manufacturers purchase special chips so they would work with the apple console).

Apple's behavior would never fly in the console market... and Apple knows it.

ATi_Elite2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

1. Stand in line for 2 months to buy an $800 iConsole that will only connect to Apple Monitors.

2. Next Year have to buy another $800 console cause the Apple iConsole 2 would come with some new features like:

.Two controller slots
.Some super fancy plug to connect to any TV (that's no better than HDMI)
.a latte holder
.and SIRI to tell you how much of a Cool Apple Gamer you are every 5 minutes.
. also comes with the new game "Starbucks SIM" a game that lets Apple gamers interact virtually with their friends at their favorite Starbucks when they are too busy standing in line for the next iProduct.

atticus142210d ago

whoa your getting carried away, only one improvement per year man...

Tsar4ever012211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Maybe, he SAW or have been told what the next gen hardware specs are and was NOT IMPRESSED, and foresee the handhelds & tablets going to surpass the next-gen consoles and dem them obsolete by the time they're released.

Epic games already claim the next-gen consoles hardware specs don't even measure up to compete what the video-gaming tech is bringing within the next few years.

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Dits2211d ago

He made consoles his bitch